Looking for flights to Toronto? Fly with Porter and land right in downtown Toronto. So close, that you can walk from the airport to your hotel.
Beside the airport is Toronto’s CN Tower, all 1,151 feet of it. From its observation decks, you can see all the way to Niagara Falls. And the view isn’t the only thing that will keep you entertained. The CN Tower also includes the 360 Restaurant, way, way up, revolving over the city.
The Art Gallery of Ontario is also not far, with a remarkable international collection of contemporary and modern art. Explore the art of Canada, along with paintings and sculptures from other countries.
Right next to the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of Toronto’s four Chinatowns. Brimming with food shops, restaurants and stores, you’ll find your fill in all kinds of ways.
Make sure to head outdoors while you are in Toronto. The city is full of parks, each one with its own neighbourhood flavour. There are festivals throughout the summer: cultural festivals, food festivals, music festivals, beer festivals, athletic festivals, and boy, are you going to be busy!
Toronto has swimming beaches just a short ferry ride away on the Toronto Islands. Choose to splash around on one of the many beaches, grab a picnic and have lunch, bike around the boardwalks or visit the local residents who live there year-round. Don’t forget to snap a photo of the city skyline, you’ll have one of the best views from the island.
Don’t worry, Toronto keeps going during the winter months. Snowy days make the city look magical as you bundle up and head out to explore. There are ice rinks dotted around town, often with ice skate rentals (just in case you forgot to pack your own).
The Distillery District, just east of the airport, has remarkable Victorian industrial architecture and a tasty selection of restaurants and bars for you to enjoy. Watch for all the wedding parties having their photos taken along the beautiful brick laneways.
Read up and put your favourite Toronto neighbourhood to the test when you book flights from Saint John to Toronto.
University packs an educational punch with the Gardiner Museum, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and Bata Shoe Museum all within a few minutes of each other. Whether it’s ceramics, sabre-toothed tigers, or stilettos, there’s a museum for you.
Just around the corner from the ROM, you’ll find one of the neighbourhood’s favourite walkways. Stroll south on Philosopher’s Walk, on your way to University’s largest park.
Queen’s Park is used for multiple purposes, whether it's as a green space or a way for students and business people to stroll through. Picnic tables and park benches are always being used under the towering trees of this beautiful park. Take a selfie or two with the King Edward VII statue which once stood in Delhi, India.
Queen’s Park gets political with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Watched over by the statue of Sir John A. MacDonald, admire the beautiful red stone Ontario Legislative Building. Sip on a cup of tea in the 1890’s style parlour or explore the building’s art on a themed tour.
See where this neighbourhood got its name with a visit to the University of Toronto Campus. Starting at King’s College Circle, walk to Convocation Hall, Hart House, or one of the many other ivy-covered university buildings concentrated in this area.
Stop in at Hart House, where you’ll get to see student productions take to the stage at the Hart House Theatre. Whether they’re acting out their own original works or classics, this theatre company is the heart of University’s performing arts. Upstairs, the equally creative Hart House’s Gallery Grill serves up a carefully curated menu.
While there are plenty of places to eat in University, Toronto’s nearby Annex neighbourhood has even more options for you. Stop and make a meal of your trip from Saint John to Toronto, by making the Annex your next stop.
When you’ve come from Saint John to Toronto, enjoy the ever growing attractions of the Garden District.
There’s no better place to start your visit to the Garden District than Allan Gardens. Dating back to 1910, this glass and cast-iron building is home to a colourful variety of plants in a beautifully historic structure. Romantic and exotic, it’s easy to lose time in this beautiful botanical oasis.
For a different sort of garden, catch a show at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. In 1913, this set of theatres opened its curtains to the city. Whether you’re in the mood for the whimsy of the Winter Garden or the ornate elegance of the Elgin, this theatre offers two unique theatre-going experiences under one roof.
The entertainment keeps going at two of Toronto’s best performance venues. Built in the 1920’s for both vaudeville and movies, the Ed Mirvish theatre hosts both plays and films. If you’d rather hear music than see movies, catch a musical performance at Massey Hall.
Live concerts by your favourite bands are also regularly held at Yonge-Dundas Square. Often called Toronto’s Time Square, performances and fun events liven up this outdoor venue. Close by Yonge-Dundas Square, you’ll find Toronto’s Eaton Centre. This shopping mall offers a wide variety of retail stores.
Whether you stop for a leisurely stroll through one of the gardens or catch a musical performance, make this neighbourhood your first stop when you fly from Saint John to Toronto.
Fly direct from Saint John Airport (YSJ) to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), with a stop in Ottawa. Saint John to Toronto flight time is 2 hours and 25 minutes on average. The distance from Saint John to Toronto is around 1,115 km / 695 mi.
While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Saint John Airport (YSJ) is about 17 km / 11 mi from downtown Saint John.
Taxi from downtown costs about $30 CAD. Limousine service is also available.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Porter Airlines lands you in Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), which is just 3 km / 2 mi away from downtown Toronto.
From the base of Bathurst, you can take the 511 streetcar to Bathurst subway station or the 509 streetcar to Union subway station. You can take the subway, GO Transit, PATH or UP Express to and from Union Station. TTC fare for subways, buses, and streetcars is $3.25 CAD.
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to the mainland terminal of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
Hertz is conveniently located in-terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on the lower level.
Ubers are available for pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
Taxis to downtown cost about $10 CAD. Car service is about $40 CAD.
The shuttle pick-up is just outside the mainland terminal area, under the shuttle bus sign. The pick-up and drop-off location is by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street.
The shuttle bus offers comfortable and complimentary service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and downtown, approximately every 15 minutes. Times may vary due to traffic and road conditions.
The UP Express Train connects you between Union Station, Bloor Station, Weston Station and Pearson Airport. For ticket fares and schedules, visit upexpress.com